The Young Widow

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The Young Widow is a comedy in one act by Charles Mathews (1803-1878)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London in 1843 and Wallack's Theatre, New York, in 1855.

Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy (as Volume 22 of Lacy's acting edition), in New York by Samuel French (1857) and in Boston by William V. Spencer (Spencer's Boston Theatre no CLIX).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 4 May, with The Dowager (Mathews).


Facsimile version of the Spencer edition, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.233

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